Student Trainees (Biological Science) - many positions in the Midwest

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States
  • Jan 08, 2019
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildland and Forest Fire Control Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Many vacancies in some of the following locations:


Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: The first referral of candidates will be made from applications received by 11:59 PM EST, December 09,2018; subsequent cut off dates and referrals will be made as vacancies occur.

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  • The incumbent of this position performs a variety of clearly defined tasks within one or more functional areas of biological sciences.
  • Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Assignments will vary by Agency and setting.
  • The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of biological science.
  • Assists in one or more phases of the research process.
  • Performs routine techniques using a variety of specialized equipment.
  • Records instrument readings, collects samples, and takes measurements.
  • Maintains inventory of chemical and biological materials.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Forest Service incumbents in wildland fire management may also perform the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques.
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress wildland fires.
  • Reviews detailed procedural instructions and receives in-depth on-the-job and formal classroom training.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 2 - 5 Salary $21,121 to $37,630 per year